(No Need to Argue)
Margaret Comics, 1999
I purchased this one simply based on the manga author! This volume is by the same author who did another series I summarized recently, ‘Countdown’. So I already knew going in that the art would probably be very nice, and the story would be pretty fun. And it is! Once again Ayane UKYOU brings us a a story that is so very… shoujo-manga-ish it’s great 🙂 The art style is clean, and pretty, and the interaction of the characters is fun to watch.
The story begins in a way that only could happen in a shoujo manga- a girl named Touko HIDAKA is awakened in the night by a sound coming from outsde her window. She gets up to look and is startled when a guy bursts into her room! Before Touko can scream, the guy coveres his mouth with his hand and kisses her neck, leaving a ‘love-mark’ or hickey ^_^;; Needless to say Touko is NOT happy about this, especially when she realizes that the guy is none other than Issei HASHIDA, a guy from her class at school! Hashida-kun is quite handsome though, I must say! Hashida-kun immediately departs, leaving behind a very confused Touko-chan!
At school the next day she wonders if perhaps it was all a dream because Hashida-kun totally ignores her and acts as if nothing happened. But Touko doesn’t trust him one bit, especially amidst new rumors that he has a new girlfriend, an upperclassman girl. Touko decides to follow Hashida-kun after school with a camera, but she is soon caught! Hashida-kun breaks her camera and then decides to enlist Touko’s help in his latest adventure. It is then that Touko finds out what he was REALLY doing outside her bedroom window at night. It turns out that Hashida-kun is a thief! EH? That’s right, a thief! He dresses in black and prowls the night in search of specific items. But he is not a BAD thief really, instead he is more like St. Tail- he returns belongings to their rightful owners. Touko is astonished to discover this. But what will she do about it?